TACOLNESTON is a village and parish 3 miles north-east from Forncett station, 5 south-east from Wymondham. and about 1½ miles south from Ashwellthorpe station, in the Southern division of the county, Depwade hundred, and union, Wymondham county court district, rural deanery of Depwade, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich. The church of All Saints is a stone building partly in the Early and partly in the Later English style, consisting of chancel, nave, and south aisle,with a western tower containing 5 bells, and contains monuments of the Knipe and Gobbett and Warren families; the chancel has been restored by the present rector. The register dates from the year 1653. The living is a rectory, yearly value about £600, in the gift of and held since 1869 by the Rev. John Warren Corbould-Warren LL.M. of Downing College, Cambridge J.P. for Norfolk. The charities are £28 yearly, distributed to the poor in coals, and the widow's charity which gives 1s. 3d. per week to six poor widows. Tacolneston Hall, the seat of Sir Francis George Manningham Boileau bart, D.L., J.P. is a large Elizabethan mansion, situate in a well-wooded park and partly surrounded by a moat. The principal landowners are Sir F. G. M. Boileau bart. who is lord of the manor, and the Rev. J. B. Courbould-Warren, who resides at the Old Hall. The soil is clay; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, barley and root crops. The area is 1,580 acres; rateable value, £2,750; the population in 1881 was 438.
Here is a Church of England School, supported by voluntary subscriptions; Miss M. Rivers, mistress; also a sunday school
CARRIERS TO NORWICH.
George Williams passes through from Forncett St. Peter, mon. wed, & sat. returning same day
Wells, from New Buckenham, mon. & sat
George Gocer, from Carlton road, [sic Carleton Rode] through Bunwell, mon. & sat
© Transcribed by E.C. ("Paddy") Apling, July 2007; links updated May 2010.
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